Charlton Heston was cast as Moses in the blockbuster movie The Ten Commandments partly because he resembled Michelangelo’s famous statue of Moses. Heston would later play Michelangelo in the film The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965).
The Bible takes place across three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe.
The pinnacle of Renaissance art is thought to be Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” a work that depicts in a single image the entire Biblical story of God’s relationship to humanity.
The Bible doesn’t mention how many wise men visited Christ, only that they brought three types of gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
As do many classics, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick relies heavily on biblical allegory. Specifically, several characters are named after Biblical figures, such as Ishmael and Ahab.
The Bible is the best-selling book in history, with total sales exceeding 5 billion copies.